Riley Viner, a senior foward, just completed playing in her fourth consecutive girls’ hockey state tournament. The Packers were the state runner-up twice during that span. They finished third and fourth the other two years. Viner has also been a member of the Packers’ soccer, softball, swimming and track and field teams during her prep career. Here is a closer look at Viner.


What is the best movie you’ve seen in the past year? “Taken 2.”


Three songs I never skip on my iPod … “The Champ” by Nelly; “Brand New Day” by Boiling Point; “Catch My Breath” by Kelly Clarkson.


Three words or phrases my friends or teammates might use to describe me? Funny; outgoing; dedicated.


At my first varsity practice, I was … really nervous and excited.


What is your favorite meal prior to a sporting event? Spaghetti.


You have been a part of a very successful program. How would you describe the Packers girls’ hockey program? It’s the best program out there, personally. We have great coaches and our team always comes together as a family. I wouldn’t want to play for any other team.


Describe Dave Palmquist as a coach? He is one of the best coaches I have ever had. He knows exactly what he is talking about, and always wants the best for our team. I wouldn’t trade him for any other coach. I am so thankful for him, and everything he has taught me throughout the years.


How would you sum up your girls’ hockey high school playing career? My career playing for South St. Paul was indescribable. I met a lot of great girls and became really close with many of them. It’s like another family with them. I loved playing for the South St. Paul Packers and will miss it like crazy.